Medical education

Latest Issue: 2016

Australian Family Physician aims to provide relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care; applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. All articles are subject to a peer review process before they are accepted for publication. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE, Index Medicus and Science Citation Index Expanded. In addition to editorial, letters and book reviews, articles are published in the following categories:

  • Focus articles – clinical articles commissioned on assessment and management of conditions related to the featured theme of each issue of the journal
  • Clinical articles – Evidence-based review articles and case studies relating to assessment and management of specific symptoms or conditions addressed in general practice
  • Research articles – reports of quality, original research relevant to the needs of Australian GPs
  • Professional articles – Articles on non-clinical topics of relevance to GPs
  • Viewpoint articles – Clearly argued opinion pieces relating to primary care.


Latest issue

AFP Cover 2016

Medical education

2016 Vol 45(5) 257-352

This month's articles include: Public health role of general practitioners, Mentoring medical students and Educating general practice registrars.

Recent issues

AFP Cover 2016 April

Men’s health

April 2016 Vol 45 (4) 161-256

This month's articles include: Men’s health, Intimate partner violence, Healthcare for men who have sex with men and Male baldness

AFP Cover 2016 March

Veteran's Health

March 2016 Vol 45 (3) 81-160

This month's articles include: Veterans’ health, ADF Post-discharge GP Health Assessment, Australian veterans’ mental health issues and Supporting Australia’s new veterans

AFP Cover 2016 January/February

Global Health

January/February 2016 Vol 45 (1) 1-80

This month's articles include Vaccine-preventable diseases, Training for general practice, Students learning medicine in general practice and Volunteering to help those less fortunate

AFP Cover 2015 December

Problems that worry parents

December 2015 Vol 44 (12) 865-944

This month's articles include Sleep problems in children, Infant and toddler nutrition, Paediatric surgery and Behaviour management

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AFP Podcasts

We feature interviews with the authors of select articles for you to listen and learn at your leisure.

AFP Clinical Challenge

The Clinical Challenge comprises multiple choice questions based on the Focus articles in each issue. You can earn QI&CPD points by completing the Clinical Challenge each month.

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